admin. sink & faucet. August 31st , 2017.
Faucets have a vital role in the sink, as they are responsible for dispensing water, and thus need to be in working condition all the time. In case of leaks or noises in these faucets, you need to either repair or replace them. Leaky faucets can become a nuisance because of having to mop up all water on the floor, and also because of the amount of water being wasted. The good part is that repairing a faucet is an easy job and you can do it yourself.
The method might slightly change depending on the type of the faucet, but overall, the method for any single handle faucet will be the same. For instance if it is a disc faucet, you would need to open or the unscrew the cap covering the cartridge. Lift the screws out and there will be a set of seals at the bottom. Just take them out and replace them with the new ones.
Brushed nickel faucets are electroplated, which means that nickel is applied over brass. They shine less due to this nickel coating, because of which fingerprints and watermarks are not highlighted or visible on the faucet. During the 1930s, nickel went out of fashion because the coating started to come off; this problem was fixed using PVD or Physical Vapor Deposition technology. This technology makes the faucets costlier than the other types, but it has also made them of very good quality, meaning they hardly need to be repaired, and do not tarnish easily.
We will take a look at all these possible factors one by one. First inspect the valve. If you find it slightly loose, try tightening it with the help of pliers. Re-attach the handle, screw it in and test the faucet. If the leakage has stopped, your job is done, else move on to the next step.
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